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Diary of a Solitary PGD Student at NIJ

In this special series on the Emerging Young Women in Media and PRAD Initiative by LightRay!, we share the story of Elizabeth Oluwaseyi Jimoh, whose journey into media, specifically print media, within a shrinking landscape in Nigeria, takes us on a journey of self introspection and the joys of a solitary journey in a post graduate course.

Sip some agbo drink and enjoy this feature (wink!)

By admin , in Ignite Inside stories Super Conscious Woman Series , at May 25, 2024

International Day Of The Boy: Nigeria Urged To Nurture And Protect Nigeria’s Future Leaders

Boys Lives Matters. Any society that abadones its boys and sons is enabling a society of chaos. As we mark the International Day of the Boy, it has become imperative to uncover and spotlight the challenges and other threats boys growing to becoming men encounter.

The threats to boys’ lives in Nigeria cuts across endangered education enabled by poverty, terrorism, and poor infrastructure threaten access to quality education.

Other threats such as violent vulnerability are caused as a result of exposure to violence, terrorism, and armed conflicts puts boys at risk of injury, death, or recruitment as child soldiers. Poverty and exploitation enables child labor, trafficking, and economic exploitation deprive boys of their childhood and future prospects. Health hazards due to limited access to healthcare, malnutrition, and diseases like malaria and cholera pose significant threats to boys’ health.

Social Inequality as a result of gender stereotypes, discrimination, and cultural expectations can limit boys’ potential and perpetuate harmful masculine norms. Street life and crime leads to homelessness, gang violence, and criminal activity put boys at risk of harm, arrest, and imprisonment.

Mental Health Concerns related to trauma, stigma, and lack of support services can lead to mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Child Marriage and parenthood in situations where early marriage and fatherhood can trap boys in cycles of poverty and limit their opportunities.

By admin , in Ignite Inside stories , at May 18, 2024

Beyond Textbooks: Punch Foundation, Historians, American Corner, Academics stress importance of Cartooning on Educational Development in Nigeria

For many, the word “cartoon” evokes caricatures that tend to prompt laughter when captured with creativity and punch.

However, journalists have come to understand that while a picture says a thousand words, cartoons evoke powerful emotions that inspire or trigger both intended and unintended outcomes.

Akin Lasekan is recognized as the first cartoonist in Nigeria, having worked with the West African Pilot newspaper. It’s interesting to note that in 1908, “Fantasmagorie,” considered by animation historians as the world’s first cartoon, was released.

As the power of cartoons evolved, they became established as a vital force within the political struggle to liberate Nigeria from British colonization.

Today, editorial journalism recognizes that sketching and cartooning deserve a prime spot in Nigeria’s educational development, as captured by Jimoh’s reporting for LightRay! Media.

By admin , in Books Ignite Inside stories iThink! , at February 23, 2024

Assault and Detention of Female Journalist, Kasarahchi Aniagolu, a threat to Free Press

Press freedom and social responsibility go hand in hand. When journalists are assaulted, oppressed, and denied their constitutionally enshrined job by security agents, it constitutes a serious breach of both their private and public fundamental human rights, to which Nigeria is a signatory to international media treaties. Section 22 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) empowers the press to hold the government accountable to the people, thereby distinguishing journalists as those who perform an essential duty to the nation.

By admin , in Ignite Inside stories , at February 21, 2024

Empowering Voices: LightRay! African and Global Women in Media Leadership Project Meets Elizabeth Esan

In the realm of media leadership, voices often echo the sentiments of society, shaping narratives, and holding power to account. The LightRay! African and Global Women in Media Leadership Project seeks to illuminate the experiences and insights of women at the forefront of journalism, highlighting their challenges, triumphs, and aspirations.

By admin , in Ignite Super Conscious Woman Series , at February 21, 2024

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